Is it just me or are the crowds at WWE events simply dead these days? Or at least that's how it portrays on TV. I was watching some old classics of The Rock doing mic work on Daily Motion and I just thought WOW, he could damn sure work the crowd. Nowadays, whenever anyone picks up a mic all you hear is the occasional "What!"
I suppose they can hardly be blamed though. You've got the usual suspects dominating the main events. You've got stupidity like Hornswoggle vs Khali which you know just has "insert babyface interruption here to save the day" written all over it. Mid-carders are forever remaining mid-carders. Decent wrestlers just disappearing on to house shows. (I was gonna mention Shelton Benjamin here, but amazingly they've put him into the MITB Ladder match - which he won't win of course! That's reserved for Kennedy imo)
When you thought they learnt their lesson with Katie Vick, we got Katie Lea and the incest angle!
And what's with the brand extention? Either do it or don't! You got RAW wrestlers on SmackDown, SmackDown wrestlers on RAW, ECW Wrestlers on both! Make your mind up or just make it one big brand again. I mean 2 ECW guys are the SmackDown Tag Team champions - Why? Get some decents Tag Teams on SmackDown! Get some decent Tag Teams period! Constantly bringing back DX for the "one night only reunion" every few weeks doesn't consitute a decent Tag Team division.
I agree with the comment about the US Title and add to that the Intercontinental Title too! Keep the divisions going separately. Lately we've had Jeff Hardy fighting his way to a WWE Title shot, in that case, make him drop the title and get some other guys working that division.
I don't know if it's the lack of decent competition that is causing WWE to act what in my view is just complacency, but well the past just shows that a big attack on it's viewing figures like WCW managed with the nWo is the only thing that threatens Vince and his domination in the "Sports Entertainment" market. It looks like the WWE relaxed attitude is here to stay for a while.
One final note: Mayweather's due to get $20m for his Wrestlemania appearance
. Now that is one cool payoff!